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Poster: coyotik Date: Mar 28, 2009 7:15am
Forum: etree Subject: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

I just made the switch from PC to Power Book. I do a lot of music editing. And now i tried to download a show from Archive.Org but it was going REALLY SLOW!
It's as if my server is on the blink, but I don't think it is.
Anybody got any ideas?

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Mar 28, 2009 7:20pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

The cable companies (particularly COMCAST) likes to throttle their customer's internet connections, if they even think that you are downloading music. Speeds slow down drastically especially during prime time TV hours and during some sports programs.

They don't care if you are doing it from the artist supported archive.org, or using one of those P2P services like BearShare or LimeWire. Those jerks even f--ked with a congressman, who was trying to downoad a freely distributed copy of the new Linux operating system...

This post was modified by cousinkix1953 on 2009-03-29 02:20:40

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Poster: coyotik Date: Mar 29, 2009 10:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

I'm in germany, using T-com... not sure what comcast is?
But THEY're probably 'fiddling' with things everywhere.
How does one check to see if they are being .... fiddled?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Mar 28, 2009 2:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

Some servers are slower than others depending on how much they're getting hammered. Likely just a temporary problem, especially if you haven't switched service providers or anything like that. Definitely doesn't have anything to do with your computer...

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Poster: coyotik Date: Mar 29, 2009 9:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

Thanks
nice to know there's somebody out there

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Poster: kenzofriend Date: Mar 29, 2009 10:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

Dear Team and users over there...

My name is André living in Germany.
For the first time today, I'd like to download a movie of Lee Wilder on my hard drive. (309 MB)
I'am surprise, the download last over 40 hours and right now it shows 81 hours !!!
Bitrate 180Kb/sec. !

Is it normal or do I do anything wrong ?
(No FTP installed, working on Windows 2000, IE6.0-2800-1106.SP1)

I would appreciate your help, because I didn't find any infos on the FAQ's pages regarding this matter and my english is not so good.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

Best regards
André

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Poster: coyotik Date: Mar 30, 2009 1:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

Hi Andre
I'm in germany also. My bit rate is around 6 kb/sec !!!!
I'm on a MacPro... plugged in to T-com with a DSL line.
I don't know if it's the line or the computer at this point.
I just switched over from Windows format to Apple and am still figuring things out.
I've had slow days before with Archive.Org but they always pass eventually. This has been going on for about a week now for me.

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Poster: kenzofriend Date: Mar 30, 2009 9:01am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

Thanks for this note Coyotic.
I don't think that the problem will be find in regard of
T-com with a DSL line or any computer you may use.

I've installed "Filezilla". No chance to let it work.
Then I wrote the technical support as follow:

Sorry to disturb you again... I have another problem.
I've installed "Filezilla" hoping to be able to download movie files faster. Well done.
Then I read your recommendations in the Faq's:

"Can I download files via FTP?
Yes - via anonymous FTP. We highly recommend using FTP to download large files.
On the item's details page, look for the "FTP" link next to "all files" on the left side of the page. Click the "FTP" link and you'll see all the files listed and the ftp address where you can find them.
Open your FTP program, connect to that ftp address, and then download the file you want. The advantage of using FTP is that it will usually handle a service disruption gracefully. If it gets interrupted, when the service is back it should resume the download where it left off."

Fine...
My problem is by now that I don't see any "FTP" link next to "all files" on the left side of the page but only HTTP (in this case a movie of Lee Wilder http://www.archive.org/details/Phantom_From_Space)
What can I do now?
May I forget all and do without Archive Org?
For me a great pity.
André

Let's see if the technical support will answer!?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Mar 30, 2009 9:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

To get to the FTP link, just replace "http" with "ftp" after you click the "HTTP" link. So for that page, clicking the HTTP link takes you here:

http://ia331340.us.archive.org/2/items/Phantom_From_Space/

and the FTP link is here:

ftp://ia331340.us.archive.org/2/items/Phantom_From_Space/

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Poster: kenzofriend Date: Apr 2, 2009 10:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

Thanks so much greenone!

How to come on this idea? I wouldn't have been able too.
So simple... but unfortunately no mentions in the FAQ's
about this simple way of loosing the problem...

Now my computer works and tell me... about 11 hours download time. Much better as before! I'll let it work over night, let's see what's the result tomorrow morning.

I'll let you know.
André.

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Poster: coyotik Date: Apr 1, 2009 10:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

Oh well...
I've been downloading music off the archive for a couple of years, and haven't had this problem to this extreme before.
I'm getting my old PC back from the repair guys in a couple of days! Then i will see if it is server or computer... without question.
hang in there!

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Poster: kenzofriend Date: Apr 4, 2009 11:04am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: 18 hrs to download 340 MB?

Hi greenone and coyotic

Problem solved.
Filezilla installed, change HTTP in FTP in the download area.
Works perfect.
Instead of 80 hours need 5-7 hours to download a 300Mb movie.
Thanks you all.
André.